Eva-02 Production Model
Review by JoshB
Just what the world needs, another Evangelion toy.
Its not that I don’t like Evangelion; I recognize its importance in the history of Anime, and in robot design. It is just that there have been SO MANY toys of the Evangelion designs. I suppose if you are a super fan this is a godsend. But for a semi-fan, there are very few Eva toys that get me going anymore.
For those of you who have been living under a rock, Eva-02 comes from the series Neon Genesis Evangelion, (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン ) an influential anime that ran for 26 episodes. Eva-02 was piloted by Asuka Langley Soryu, a red-headed German girl.
Eva-02 Production Model (1997 Movie Version) arrives courtesy of HobbyLink Japan.
For those who have been following the Revoltech line, you know that Kaiyodo had already released an Eva-02 figure in July of 2006 (Revoltech number 006). This new version reviewed here is from the 1997 Evangelion movies, and has a different sculpt and different accessories.
Eva-02 (Movie version) is fully articulated with 10 Revoltech joints. The hands and hips are standard monoshaft joints. The toy comes with several different hands but the hands are a real pain to replace. The shafts are too tight and the arms are too smooth to get a good grip on.
The shoulder blades are thinner and more dynamic than on the previous version. This toy features swappable shoulder blades that can be replaced with a weapons bank or a simulated open compartment for Unit 02’s knife.
Eva-02 includes 2 weapons. First is a large double bladed weapon. This weapon can be held with one of the hands specifically designed to do so. Second is the Progressive Knife. This knife looks like a mini X-Acto knife and I thought it was real metal at first. It is just hard plastic.
Finally, Eva-02 includes a power cord and a two part stand. The power cord is made of a rubber coated wire that allows it to be used as support for difficult positions. The Stand is a two part stand with a Revoltech joint at the end. The joint can connect between the legs or on the back.
This is a perfectly fine figure. If you like Evangelion, you will love this. But I think I am personally getting a little bored of the designs. You can get yours at HobbyLink Japan.
|Posted 28 May, 2007 - 07:58 by JoshB|